Orders and Ordination - The Ministry in the Theological Reflection of the Church
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Part of Orders and Ordination:

1. Institution

2. The Ministry in the Theological Reflection of the Church

3. Theological Synthesis

4. Conclusion

A. The Apostolate

The re-thinking of the original fact of the T welve as envoys of Christ in terms of the new notion of “apostle” is probably due to Paul and Luke. In the strict sense of the term, an apostle is a witness of the life and death of C…

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Piet Fransen, “Orders and Ordination - The Ministry in the Theological Reflection of the Church”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 18 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_003032>
First published online: 2016



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